Category: Probation

When you are convicted of a crime by being found guilty or pleading guilty, one alternative often given to offenders is probation. While this is usually a much better option than being sentenced to jail, it’s not an easy way out by any means.

Probation comes with a strict set of rules that must be adhered to. Failing to do so is referred to as a probation violation and could result in being sent to jail if you’re found in violation of the condition of your probation.

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An aspect of society that few people ever think about unless you’ve been personally affected, coronavirus has been a bit of a gamechanger for those on probation. 

While North Carolina probation hearings are continuing, as usual, there are functions of probation that have proven challenging to maintain, and these issues are making it difficult to keep up specific requirements of their probation terms. 

How do you maintain gainful employment if your employer is temporarily closed? What if you’re enrolled in school or a treatment program, but the pandemic has shut the institution [...]

When you’re convicted of a crime or plead guilty to one in the state of North Carolina, you may be placed on probation in place of serving time in jail or prison.

This is certainly a better option for most people than jail time, but probation can still be complicated to navigate. The rules surrounding probation must be followed because if you violate the terms as they’ve been laid out, you may altogether have your probation revoked.

Here are some of the most common probation violations and steps you can take to appeal [...]

School is out for winter break. Businesses hours fluctuate to accommodate staff appreciation parties and holiday vacations. People are traveling across the country to be with loved ones. 

It’s the holiday season, and for many, that means it’s time to kick back and celebrate. That said, no matter how good you’ve been all year, when you’re on probation, that isn’t completely the case for you.

We often see an uptick in probation violations this time of year. Sometimes, probationers aren’t even aware they are violating their probation at the time. 

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If you were convicted of a crime and sentenced to probation, you were given a chance to stay out of jail or prison. However, this chance comes with the responsibility to abide by all the terms of the judge has given. 

If you meet all of the terms of your probation, you will avoid serving your sentence behind bars. On the other hand, failure to comply could result in the revocation of your probation. Revocation would force you to serve the duration of your sentence inside a cell.

That said, sometimes [...]